How To Cut Your Hair With Clippers For Men(At All Skill Level)

How To Cut Your Hair With Clippers

What you need when it comes to cutting mens hair with clippers?

  • Hair Clippers + Comb Attachments
  • Comb
  • Mirror
  • Hair Scissors

Tips For Cutting mens hair with clippers

Take it easy! Cutting mens hair with clippers and being familiar with your own head will involve some time and effort on your part.

Figure out a way to use the hand that is not your dominant hand to cut the opposite sides of your skull.

Maintain a consistent cutting routine perpendicular to your hair growth.

While you are cutting your hair with clippers, you should sometimes stop and check to make sure that there is no hair caught in the trimmers, since this might cause some inconvenience.

It is easy to forget to schedule an appointment with your hairdresser when you have so many other obligations, such as job, family, or involvement in the community. Consider the fact that visiting to the salon so regularly to maintain appearance  may very suddenly become expensive, in addition to the fact that learning how to cut hair with clippers can make a lot of difference in how your hair looks. Because of this, we decided to compile this guide with all of the information that you need to know in order to successfully trim your own hair using hair clippers at home. Since when did anybody say that you can’t save your precious time and the money you’ve worked so hard to get while yet managing to look fantastic?

Cutting Mens Hair With Clippers

Step 1: Wash and condition your hair

Trimming your own hair will be easier if you keep your hair clean since oily hair tends to stick together and gets caught in the hair trimmers more easily than clean hair does. Be sure to brush your hair and ensure that it is completely dry before you trim it. This is because wet hair does not lay the same as dry hair, which can result in a look that is different from the one you were going for. Brushing your hair and ensuring that it is completely dry are both necessary steps. In addition to that, you should apply a detangler, especially if the hair tends to become twisted easily.

Step 2: Cut your hair in a comfortable place

Protect yourself from falling hair by covering the person’s shoulders. It is best to take a shower as soon as possible after receiving a haircut; however, if this is not feasible, it is good to obtain a smooth cloth that can be wrapped over the person’s shoulders and pulled up so that it becomes tight against their neck. The hair is able to slide off of the garments and onto the floor because the fabric is smooth, rather than attaching to the clothes.

When cutting hair, which can be a rather messy process, you may want to consider doing it outside, where it won’t matter as much if you make a mess. There is also the possibility of cutting in the garage. If none of those options is possible due to the weather, you should choose a location that is simple to clean, such as the kitchen or the bathroom.

Step 3: Start cutting hair with hair clippers

When cutting off long growth, start with the blade guard that has the longest edge. If you truly want to get rid of a lot of hair, the first thing you should do is choose a blade guard that is longer than the amount of hair you want to remove. This way, you can quickly go over everything with a buzz saw, and then subsequently, you can go back and cut the components more accurately. If you truly want to get rid of a lot of hair, you should use this method since it works really well.

In this way, for example, assuming you need #1 on the sides and #3 on top, begin by humming your entire head with #3.

Your starting point is ultimately up to you to decide. You have the option of starting at the back or moving from one side to the other. You might also start from the very top if that is more convenient for you. In any way you decide to go, you should make an effort to avoid skipping about too much so that you don’t miss key parts

4. Move against the growth of hair with clippers

 If you take a close look, you’ll see that your hair tends to grow in a downward and backward direction. When you use clippers, you should try to move up the sides and back by going against the hair’s growth. On the top of your head, you will often go in the opposite direction, from front to back.

From that point on, you should begin trimming the hair on the sides and back of your head. Make your way up from the bottom of the sides using the edge of the blade to make your cuts. As you try to produce an even fade with the rest of your hair, tilt the clipper blade at an angle so that it cuts at an angle. Repeat these steps on the other side of your head before going on to the back of your head, ensuring sure that both sides are equal as you go.

Step 5: Cut the back of your hair

When you have done cutting the hair on the sides of your head, go on to the back of your head and follow the same procedure, starting at the bottom and working your way up. It takes time and effort to learn how to trim the hair at the back of your head, so be sure to go slow and easy with the process. You should have a mirror behind you so that you can monitor how well you are doing as you cut. This will guarantee that you are cutting evenly. You should use a guard length that is comparable on the back and sides of your hair.

Utilizing the pointy edge, scoop up the hair. To start, bring the trimmers closer to the skin and go in that direction. Scoop slightly outwards as you come up for air. Employing quick scooping strokes all the way around your head will result in a more precise and shorter cut.

Step 6. Give yourself a fade

Blend the two lengths together while maintaining a guard in the middle. If you have used more than one blade, you may have noticed that there is a line somewhere between the shorter length and the greater length. Utilize a blade guard in the space in between the previous blade guards you’ve applied so that the line is less noticeable. Consequently, if you’ve used guard #1 on the sides and guard #3 on the top, you should blend with guard #2. Just follow the line and make the transition between the two regions as seamless as possible.

While you’re using your hair clippers, be sure to go gently in order to get the most even fade possible. Be careful to raise your hair as you get closer to the region around your ears.

Step 7: Cleaning Up Your Edges

Make the necessary adjustments to the cut number around the hair. Even if you want your hair to be the same length all over, it’s a good idea to switch to a shorter number while you’re working on your ears and sideburns so you don’t accidentally cut them too short. That will make your appearance more polished in general.

Clippers should be used to shape the sideburns and the back of the neck. In order to get an unblemished and finished appearance, you should smooth out the sideburns. When you are managing, you go along with the development, which means that you will move downhill. trim one of the sideburns to the appropriate length. Take a peek at the person from the front while you are working on the other one, or give yourself a thorough examination in the mirror to make sure you are giving each of them an equal amount of attention.

Utilizing the clippers, do a few finishing touches to the edges at the rear.

Step 9 Caring for your hair clippers

Cleanser and water should be used to remove any sharp edges. Remove the hair from the trimmers by brushing or washing them. Cleanser and water should be used to scrub them thoroughly; a cotton cloth or a light brush should be used to get into all of the nooks and crannies. Give them to someone else to dry on a towel.

 Comb the hair blades starting from the outside and working your way in. It is best to avoid getting water on the actual trimmers, since doing so may be dangerous. When everything is said and done, you should make use of a brush to remove the maximum amount of hair possible from the blades.

Cover the blades with oil. Put some power into the blades. On each of the razor-sharp edges, dab a little bit of lubricating oil. If you give it a little bit of time to run, the oil will be distributed evenly over the cutting blades if you do this. Turn off the sharp edges, and remove any excess oil that may have accumulated. The majority of trimmers come with oil to be used

Coat the inside with oil. There are several trimmers that need you to also lubricate the internal components. The instruction handbook that came with your trimmers

Patrick Boulang

Patrick Boulang

Patrick is the Primary editor for Clipphub. He has sales background however has always had a passion in barbering and personal self grooming. He now he spends most of his time giving information to hair clipper users to get them comfortable with personal grooming and improve their work on clients as he believes anyone can become skills with their blades.